thanks davcon so its normal then. its my first one i had no idea. just out of curiosity which cooler do you have? and thank you dirty i just dont have a camera that can pick up the finish properly to show
I have an MUX-120 and very successfully used the dot method of paste application.
Btw TR Chillfactor paste is very good it's on par with AS5.
Temp differences are in tenths of a degree between the two.
Applied IC Diamond which yielded a 2C difference from Chillfactor 2.